Monday, December 01, 2008

More from the creative BEds

I have already posted a couple of the podcasts our BEd Computers, Creativity and Education class produced. I thought I would post some video this time.

We had already spent some time over the proceeding weeks looking at the whys and wherefores of digital creativity, so I cut the introduction to the bone and went, more or less straight away, into a demonstration of I Can Animate. (A stunningly useful piece of software!) But I also did a "here's one I prepared earlier" with videos from schools, previous years' students as well as some demonstration movies to give students a flavour of what the package can produce.

We then split them into groups of three or four and gave them just over an hour to create/assemble models and sets, to film a short section of animation and to import it into iMovie to add sound effects and music.

Here's the films that Amy Linzi and Donna (I think) produced:

So what do you think? Do you have any advice for the students? What are the best educational uses of animation you have seen?


Rich said...

On my probation year, the school I was working in used I can Animate to produce a number of animations on bullying... pupils created models and scripts and role played bullying situations and how to deal with them. They showed these to the whole school as a PSE/Health project.

Lynne said...

I don't have the patience to do these myself, but love these animations using